M20 moveable barrier contraflows

Contraflows used when then M20 junction 8 to 9 moveable barrier is in place

M20 moveable barrier contraflows

Here are descriptions of the contraflows shown in the diagrams:

First stage free flow contraflow

Final stage free flow contraflow

Active contraflow

Normal traffic flow

 

Check our M20 junction 8 to 9 moveable barrier page to find out which contraflows are being used.


M20 London bound

Motorcycles, cars and SUVs (4x4) without trailer

Normal flow

Lane 1, 2 OR 3

Normal speed limit applies

All stages of contraflow

Lane 1 OR 2

50mph

Vehicles exceeding 2m (6ft6) in width (light and heavy commercial vehicles, coaches, caravan trailers)

Normal flow

Lane 1 or 2 (coaches, caravan trailers and HCVs)

Lane 1, 2 or 3 (light commercial vehicles)

Normal speed limits apply

All stages of contraflow

Lane 1

50mph

 


M20 coastbound

Motorcycles, cars and SUVs (4x4) without trailer

Normal flow

Lane 1, 2 OR 3

Normal speed limit applies

All stages of contraflow

Staying in UK

Contraflow Lane 1

50mph

Leaving UK

Contraflow Lane 1

50mph

Vehicles exceeding 2m (6ft6) in width (light commercial vehicles, coaches, caravan trailers)

Normal flow

Lane 1 or 2 (coaches, caravan trailers)

Lane 1, 2 or 3 (light commercial vehicles)

Normal speed limit apply

All stages of contraflow

Staying in UK

Contraflow Lane 1

50mph

Leaving UK

Contraflow Lane 1

50mph

Heavy commercial vehicles only

Normal flow

Lane 1 or 2

Normal speed limit applies

First stage of contraflow (free flow)

Staying in UK

Contraflow Lane 1

50mph

Leaving UK via Port of Dover

Freight Zone Lane 1

30mph

Leaving UK via Eurotunnel

Freight Zone Lane 1

30mph

Final stage of contraflow (free flow)

Staying in UK

Contraflow Lane 1

50mph

Leaving UK via Port of Dover

Freight Zone Lane 1

30mph

Leaving UK via Eurotunnel

Freight Zone Lane 1

30mph

Contraflow active (with control)

Staying in UK

Contraflow Lane 1

50mph

Leaving UK via Port of Dover

Freight Zone Lane 4

30mph

Leaving UK via Eurotunnel

Freight Zone Lane 1

30mph

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